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College Awareness Month Activities: 2010

October 1-31, 2010

Events for 2010 College Awareness Month include:

  • October 1: College Awareness Month Kickoff. Schools across the city will use the college-going culture assessment to determine how much they have integrated college-going expectations in the school.
  • October 5: College Awareness Day. Adults in public high schools will wear and display college paraphernalia throughout the school, encouraging conversations with students about the opportunities for college and how to prepare for it. Staff will inform and inspire students by sharing their own education journey. And seniors will use the DC edition of the Center for Student Opportunity’s College Access & Opportunity Guide and the “My Best College Fit” tool to prepare for the college fair.
  • October 5: Youth Media Competition Launch. Public high school students and recent alumni will create multimedia products such as posters, videos, games, websites, photo essays, public service announcements, and documentaries that focus on the value of a college education and how to prepare for it. Winners could receive cash, iPads and more. Download entry forms (high school students | recent alumni) and details about the competition. Entries due December 3, 2010.
  • October 12: Greater Washington, DC, National College Fair. Students from public and public charter schools will meet with more than 200 college representatives from across the nation to gather information about and apply to colleges. Find out more.
  • October 13: PSAT Day/SAT Practice Test. 9th to 11th graders across the city will take the PSAT. Seniors at many high schools will take a practice SAT test.
  • October 18-22: College Tours for 9th Graders. Students from select local colleges will host college tours and information meetings for 9th graders. They will provide basic information on admissions requirements and share their college experience. Find out more.
  • October 25-29: Individual Graduation Plan. College access providers will help DCPS students complete the Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) to plan their academic career.


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